Kitniyot and Jewish People

Yesterday, I wrote about legumes. Today, I write about kitniyot; as Jack Paar used to say, I kid you not.

Just like many people mistakenly think that Jewish people do not eat pork, there are some people, including some Jewish people, who have misinformation about Jewish practices and observances regarding kitniyot during Passover.

I was reared in the Reform Movement of Judaism, and for the life of me, I do not understand why so many people do not understand that there are many different movements within Judaism, aka Jewish denominations. Heck, I even wonder what it is about those Jewish people who think their branch of Judaism is the right one and that other denominations are not really Jewish; and I really wonder why some Jewish people think their Rabbi is right and my Rabbi is wrong.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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One Response to Kitniyot and Jewish People

  1. Tim Higgins says:


    The single most dangerous word in any language is “blasphemy”. As a consequence, more people have probably lost their lives over religious differences than over all other causes put together.

    The misinterpretations and misapprehensions of human beliefs would be funny if the repercussions were not so dire.


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